It’s Mueller time but don’t forget: Trump has undermined the very idea of America | Robert Reich

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Partisan fury over the special counsels report may obscure the ways the president has damaged our democracy We may report, whatever it shows, will almost surely be overwhelmed by a fog of alt-interpretation and epistemological confusion. Whats collusion? Whats illegal? Whats unethical? Has Trump been vindicated or not? The real danger is that as attention […]

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TDS alert: ‘Donald Trump is destroying my marriage’ and the Intelligencer is ON IT

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In the immediate aftermath of Hillary Clinton’s election loss in 2016, we saw women sobbing at the Javits Center and heard others tell of how they vomited when they realized Donald Trump had prevailed. In the following weeks, we saw even more hot takes: articles about women who couldn’t stop crying, women who had given […]

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Trumps family separations: watchdog review paints damning picture of policy

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Report says 2,600 children were separated from their parents without adequate systems in place to track or reunite families Donald Trumps administration separated more than 2,600 children from their parents without adequate systems in place to track or reunite families, according to the first government review of the controversial the 25-page report said. Using information […]

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Weak economic recovery was down to flawed policies, not secular stagnation | Joseph Stiglitz

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Lesson to be learned from 2008 financial crisis is that the challenge was and is – political In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, some economists argued that the US, and perhaps the global economy, was suffering from secular stagnation an idea first conceived in the aftermath of the Great Depression. Economies had always […]

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EU acts to protect firms from Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran

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Companies told to ignore White House demands to drop all business with Iran The EU has launched an attempt to protect European businesses from Donald Trumps sanctions against Iran as the US administration voiced its intent to apply maximum pressure on Tehran by vigorously applying its punitive measures. The sanctions are to enter into force […]

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Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik

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Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before, writes Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik If there was a dictators playbook, the DonaldTrump administration would now be on the Instrumentalise Religion chapter. Last week, in what sounded like the launch of a US […]

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